STEAM Project: Engineering Meets Storytelling
Inspire engineering and storytelling with kinetic sculpture! Make Automata Theater Boxes and build both engineering and language literacy in creative and dynamic ways. From mechanics and math to research and creating writing, this project fosters many transdisciplinary skills through meaningful and fun discovery. Automta Theater Boxes are great additions to any unit involving research, storytelling, character development and presentation skills. From animal habits and historical events to creative writing prompts, illuminate content while developing STEAM skills. This project is great for classrooms, enrichment time, summer camps and family Maker events.
Ages: Upper Elementary, Middle School, Adult Makers
- Project Introductions
- Supply Planner for Leaders
- Online Ordering Links
- Automata Diagram
- Student Planner Worksheet
- Step-By-Step Photo Instructions
- Rotating Scroll Backdrop Instructions
- More Complex Engineering Instructions
- Trouble-Shooting Tips
- NGSS & Common Core Standards
This Interactive PDF Instructable can be printed as a booklet, used on a device, or projected in class for students to follow along as they make.